Information Research, Vol. 7 No. 1, October 2001,

Bibliometrics of electronic journals in information science

Donald T. Hawkins
Editor-in-Chief, Information Science Abstracts
Information Today, Inc.
Medford, NJ, USA

The bibliometric characteristics of electronic journals (e-journals) covering the field of information science have been studied. Twenty-eight e-journals were identified and ranked by number of articles on the subject they published. A Bradford plot revealed that the core is not well developed yet, but it will likely contain six journals. The publication of information science articles in e-journals began about 1990. In 1995 (the starting date for this study), a modest 26 articles appeared, but publication has now risen to approximately 250 articles per year. The most prolific authors are identified. The vast majority of them are located in the United States or United Kingdom. Only 26 articles have authors from more than one country, showing that electronic technology has not yet strongly influenced international collaboration. About 2/3 of the articles originate in academic institutions. Common topics of e-journal articles in information science include electronic information, electronic publishing, virtual (digital) libraries, information search and retrieval, and use of the Internet. Seven online databases cover these e-journals; Information Science Abstracts is the only one to cover all 28 journals, and it has the highest number of abstracts from them - over 1,100.


The Internet has rapidly become a global publishing platform, and electronic journals covering a wide range of subject areas are now available. Information science is no exception, and we now find a significant portion of its literature appearing in e-journals. This article presents some bibliometric data on the currently available e-journals in the field and the articles appearing in them.

The first thing one must do in conducting a study of this type is to determine the corpus of journals and define what is meant by an "electronic journal". With the advent of the Internet and World Wide Web, anyone with a home page can be regarded as a publisher, and even simple newsletters published erratically and infrequently might be regarded as "e-journals." (Note 1) At the other end of the publishing spectrum are high quality, rigorously edited, peer-reviewed scholarly publications that are made available on the Web. Some of these electronic publications replicate existing print publications; others exist only in electronic form.

For the purposes of this study, e-journals were defined to be publications available in electronic form only and having an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN). The presence of an ISSN helps to lend an air of legitimacy to a publication and weed out more ephemeral publications such as newsletters and informal magazines, which tend not to apply for an ISSN. (Imposing a requirement that journals be peer reviewed serves the same purpose, but it is often difficult to ascertain whether a journal is peer reviewed or not.)

Two surveys of e-journals in information science have already been published. Joglekar and Sen (1999) identified 15 information science e-journals and presented some bibliometric data on them. According to their definition, an e-journal contains original work which is subject to a peer review process, and is published only on the Web at no cost. Jacsó (2001) studied the coverage of e-journals (he prefers the term "digital journal") in databases covering library and information science. His definition of an e-journal is similar to that of Joglekar and Sen. Jacsó chose 10 information science e-journals and reported on their coverage in six online databases.

Koehler et al. (2000) compared some of the bibliometric characteristics of three information science e-journals and a leading print journal, Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIS). They found that JASIS articles tended to have more citations, and its articles were typically longer than e-journal articles. They also observed that JASIS and Information Research (IR) seem to be perceived by authors as archival journals, while the other two e-journals they studied tended to publish reports of work in process. In addition, they reported that JASIS authors were mostly from North America, and IR authors, originally mainly of UK origin, have become more geographically dispersed. Koehler et al. suggested that this means that IR was becoming a more mature journal.

Data Collection

Candidate e-journals for this study were obtained from the sources mentioned above, a directory of peer-reviewed scholarly e-journals published by the Association of Research Libraries (2000), and the excellent and comprehensive directory of information science e-journals maintained at the Thomas Parry Library at the University of Wales, Aberytswyth (2001). Other Web-available directories were consulted (including the one available on the Web site of this publication), and the Google search engine was also used to identify likely e-journal sites.

As the e-journals were identified, they were processed for inclusion in the Information Science Abstracts (ISA) database. The entire run of each journal was examined, and articles relevant to the subject of information science, and published since 1995, were selected. (See the article by Hawkins (2001) for a definition of information science and the ISA selection criteria.) Special efforts were made to ensure that ISA comprehensively covers all the relevant e-journals. A new Document Type (DT=E-Journal Article) was added to the database to facilitate retrieval of articles from these journals. Coverage of e-journals began in ISA Volume 35, Issue 8 (November 2000), which was a special issue devoted entirely to e-journal articles. That issue contained 557 articles from the first several e-journals that had been processed; since then, e-journals have been added to the ISA database on a regular basis. Many e-journals offer an e-mail service to alert readers when new issues become available; these services are extremely helpful and have been used when offered to facilitate the timely updating of the database.

ISA is maintained and produced using the Microsoft Access platform. For this work, the records tagged as e-journal articles were extracted from the master ISA database and copied into a separate Access database (the "e-journal database") (Note 2). Counts and analyses were then obtained by means of Access queries.

Data Analysis


As of August 2001, 1,120 articles on information science subjects have been published in the 28 e-journals listed in the Appendix to this article. Note that this is not the total number of articles published by these journals; they often carry articles on subjects that are on topics other than information science. The Appendix shows the publisher, publication frequency, ISSN, URL, and starting date of each e-journal.

In common with many other disciplines, information science has witnessed a flurry of activity in the e-journal area. The first information science e-journals appeared in the early 1990s; since 1995, three to four new journals, on average, have appeared each year. However, the number of articles appearing in information science e-journals is still only a small fraction of the total. The ISA database currently contains approximately 135,000 abstracts, so the 1,120 e-journal articles represent 0.8% of the total. During the period in which e-journals have been published (since 1995), the ISA database contains approximately 24,000 abstracts, so the e-journals represent approximately 5% of the database for this period. If we limit these data to journal articles only (ISA contains approximately 73,000 abstracts with a Document Type of "Journal Article or "E-Journal Article"), the above percentages become 1.5% and 5.2%, respectively. As awareness of e-journals spreads and as authors begin to regard them as legitimate publication media, we can expect the number of e-journal articles to grow. (Recent research indicates that this is beginning to occur. Lawrence (2001) found that highly cited recent computer science articles are more likely to be online than in print.)

E-journals differ from print journals in several significant aspects. They are disseminated completely in electronic form, and access to them is frequently free to the user. It is therefore simple to start a publication and just as simple to kill it. When publication ceases, there are no subscription liabilities to concern the publisher because no funds have been collected from the users. None of the titles shown in the Appendix are published by commercial for-profit companies. There are therefore no subscriptions, and access to them all is freely available to anyone using the Internet.

In the relatively short time (chronologically, but not in "Internet time") since it became possible to publish electronically on the Web, three information science e-journals have already ceased publication, and two others are currently inactive. (Data on these five journals are, however, included in the statistics below.) All of these e-journals except ICSTI Forum have been in electronic form since their inception. ICSTI Forum is an interesting example of a journal that began as a print journal and then transformed to an electronic-only journal by ceasing to produce the print version.

Table 1 lists the 28 e-journals ranked by the number of articles on information science they have published.

Table 1: E-journals in information science
(ranked by number of information science articles published)
Journal No. of Articles
Ariadne 253
D-Lib Magazine 207
Journal of Electronic Publishing 98
Information Research 97
First Monday 96
Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship 63
Future of Print Media Journal 34
ICSTI Forum 30
LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research 28
Katharine Sharp Review* 25
Journal of Information, Law and Technology 19
Cultivate Interactive 17
Chinese Librarianship 17
High Energy Physics Libraries Webzine 17
South African Journal of Information Management 16
MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship 15
PACS-R: Public Access Computer Systems Review* 15
Library Philosophy and Practice 14
Information Technology and Disabilities 13
Journal of Digital Information 13
Journal of Southern Academic and Special Librarianship 9
Exploit Interactive* 7
Cybermetrics 6
Journal of Library Services for Distance Education** 4
Transforming Traditional Libraries 3
Review of Information Science** 2
SIMILE: Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education 1
ITALICS: Innovations in Teaching and Learning in Information and Computer Sciences 1
* = ceased     ** = inactive

Figure 1 is a Bradford plot of the above data, in which the cumulative total of publications is plotted against the logarithm of the journal's rank. The classic Bradford plot usually assumes the shape of an elongated S. (Note 3) The Bradford distribution is useful for identifying the "core" journals-those that are central to a subject because they produce most of the content. On a Bradford plot, the core journals are those whose points lie on the initial, curved part of the S until it tangentially becomes a straight line.

Figure 1: Bradford distribution plot of journal data

For information science e-journals, the Bradford plot shows that the core is not sharply defined, probably because the total body of articles is not large enough yet. However, we observe that the slope of the curve decreases slightly after the sixth journal, so it appears that the top six journals are well on their way to forming a core. These journals are Ariadne, D-Lib Magazine, Journal of Electronic Publishing, Information Research, First Monday, and Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship. All of these journals are well established, having been founded in 1995 or 1996, and they adhere to a regular quarterly or monthly publication schedule. In these respects, they behave like conventional print journals. (This is not meant to be a reflection on the newer journals; many of them have simply not existed long enough to achieve a higher ranking.)

Publication Rate

This table shows the years in which the 1,120 articles were published.

Table 2: Publication years
YearNo. of Articles

The number of articles published in e-journals was only 26 in 1995, but it quickly rose to just under 200 articles per year until 1999, when 204 articles were published. So far, 140 articles have been published in 2001; if this rate continues, we can expect to see approximately 250 information science articles published in e-journals-a most respectable rate. In his article, Jacsó remarked,

I am certainly not alone believing that many of the electronic journals in library and information science have far more relevant and timely articles for today's librarians and information specialists than many of the traditional scholarly LIS.

The present data well support Jacsó's conclusion.


A total of 1,300 author names appeared on the articles in the e-journal database (except in the table below, no attempt was made to resolve discrepancies in initials, etc.); 1,106 (85%) of them appeared on only one article. Table 3 lists the 33 most prolific authors and the number of e-journal articles they have published. Each name appears on four or more articles (irrespective of whether the author is the listed first or not).

Table 3: Prolific authors
AuthorNo. of ArticlesAuthorNo. of Articles
Stanley, Tracey11Odlyzko, Andrew 5
Oppenheim, Charles10Bearman, David 5
Wilson, T D and Wilson, Tom10Crane, Gregory4
Bradley, Phil9Duda, Andrea L4
Lagoze, Carl8Edwards, Catherine4
Spink, Amanda7Cox, Richard J4
Powell, Andy7Fillmore, Laura 4
Dempsey, Lorcan 7Heery, Rachel 4
Day, Michael7Hochstenbach, Patrick 4
Willett, Peter6Knight, Jon 4
Gladney, Henry M6Nelson, Michael L 4
Van de Sompel, Herbert6Noble, Steve4
Caplan, Priscilla6Pugh, Lyndon4
Arms, William Y 5Robertson, Alexander M4
MacColl, John5Weibel, Stuart4
Miller, Paul5Kirriemuir, John4
Fidler, Roger F 5  

It was of interest to determine the number of articles with multiple authors. (The ISA database records the names of up to four co-authors; the fifth and succeeding authors are indicated by "et al."). In this body of literature, 800 articles (71%) had a single author, 184 (16%) had two authors, 63 (6%) had three authors, 32 (3%) had four authors, and 41 (4%) had more than four authors. One might expect that because of the ease of collaboration using e-mail and groupware technologies, the number of multiple- authored articles has risen in recent years at a more rapid rate than the number of single-authored articles. In an attempt to test this hypothesis, the publication dates of the single-authored and multiple- authored e-journal articles were compared, with the results shown below.

Table 4: Multiple- vs. single-authored articles
 Multiple-Authored ArticlesSingle-Authored Articles
Publication YearNumber% of TotalNumber% of Total
2000 99 30.9 159 19.9
1999 57 17.8 147 18.4
1998 48 15.0 145 18.1
1997 56 17.5 137 17.1
1996 22 6.9 84 10.5
1995 6 1.9 20 2.5
TOTAL 320 100.0 800 100.0

These data do not show significant trends, perhaps because the sample is too small or because the number of years is not long enough to establish a baseline. To further test this hypothesis, the same data were obtained using the complete ISA database dating back to 1966. Limiting the data to journals only produces the results shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2: Single- vs. multiple-authored journal articles in the ISA database

The number of single- and multiple-authored articles per year has been steadily increasing, and the number of single-authored articles closely tracks the number of multiple-authored articles. No significant or dramatic increase has occurred in the last few years. (The apparent falloff for 1999 and 2000 is probably an illusion caused by publication time lags.)

Country of Origin

Most articles list the author's affiliation, and the affiliations often give an address. When available, data on the country where the author's organization was located was collected. The countries represented are listed below.

Table 5: Countries of authors' affiliations
CountryNo. of Articles% of TotalCountry No. of Articles% of Total
United States85856.1 Portugal 4 0.3
United Kingdom 390 25.5 China 3 0.2
Australia 52 3.4Cuba 3 0.2
Germany 29 1.9Hungary 3 0.2
Canada 27 1.8 Ireland 3 0.2
South Africa 19 1.2 Lithuania 3 0.2
Netherlands 19 1.2Luxembourg 3 0.2
Japan 13 0.8Estonia 2 0.1
Italy 13 0.8 Norway 2 0.1
Belgium 11 0.7Austria 2 0.1
Finland 10 0.7 India 2 0.1
Sweden 8 0.5 Korea (South) 1 0.1
New Zealand 6 0.4 Spain 1 0.1
Israel 6 0.4 Slovak Republic 1 0.1
Singapore 6 0.4 Croatia (Hrvatska) 1 0.1
Greece 5 0.3 Russia 1 0.1
Denmark 5 0.3 Thailand 1 0.1
France 5 0.3Bulgaria 1 0.1
Taiwan 5 0.3 Sierra Leone 1 0.1
Switzerland 5 0.3 TOTAL 1530 100.0

An overwhelming number of articles are of United States origin, followed by a large number from the United Kingdom. It is gratifying to see the wide range of countries represented. Electronic technology has made it easier for authors to communicate with journal editors and publishers, no matter where they are located, and e-journals in particular have benefited from these developments.

The number of articles with authors from more than one country was small-only 26. Koehler et al. (2000) and others have reported a slow but increasing growth in international authorship.

Author Affiliations

Author affiliation data was obtained from ISA's corporate source (CS) field. There were 583 unique organizational entities in the CS field of the e-journal database, and they appeared a total of 1,473 times. (The total is greater than the number of articles in the e-journal database because of multiple-authored articles. As with authors, no attempt was made to resolve name discrepancies. [Ed. "De Montfort University" and "Du Montfort University" are clearly one and the same.]) Table 6 lists the 68 organization names appearing on five or more articles.

Table 6: Top organizational affiliations
OrganizationNo. of Articles
University of California63
Cornell University30
University of Sheffield30
UK Office for Library & Information Networking UKOLN)26
Loughborough University14
Johns Hopkins University13
University of Illinois13
University of Michigan13
Indiana University12
Kent State University12
LosAlamos National Lab. 12
University of Bath12
Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) 11
Stanford University11
University of Bristol11
University of Leeds11
University of Maryland11
Tufts University10
University of North Texas 10
University of Pittsburgh10
University of Washington 10
Library of Congress9
Manchester Metropolitan University9
National Science Foundation9
Old Dominion University9
University of Glasgow9
University of Oklahoma9
University of Toronto9
University of Wisconsin9
IBM Research 8
Montana State University8
National Library of Australia8
National Library of Medicine8
San Diego Supercomputer Center8
Texas A&M University8
University of Southern California8
Archives & Museum Informatics7
Carnegie Mellon University7
Columbia University7
De Montfort University7
Harvard University7
King's College7
University College7
University of Hawaii7
University of Surrey7
University of Tennessee7
Corporation for National Research Initiatives6
IBM Almaden Research Center6
Nanyang Technological University6
Oregon State University6
Pennsylvania State University6
State University of New York6
University of Arizona6
University of Chicago6
University of Ghent6
University of Pennsylvania6
University of Virginia6
Virginia Tech6
Wayne State University6
Cranfield University5
Du Montfort University5
University of Arkansas5
University of Michigan Press5
University of Northumbria5
University of South Carolina5
University of Strathclyde5
University of Texas5
University of York5

These 68 organizations (12% of the total) are responsible for 672 mentions in the e-journal database (46% of the total). It is striking to note the preponderance of academic organizations in this collection. An approximation of the incidence of academia was obtained by removing the organizations with either "University", "School", or "College" in their name from the list, resulting in 285 non-academic organizations (49% of the total). These 285 organizations are responsible for 513 mentions in the e-journal database (34% of the total). Thus we can conclude that a article in an information science e-journal is about twice as likely to come from an academic institution than a non-academic one.

The top 12 non-academic organizations, each publishing five or more articles, are shown in Table 7.

Table 7: Top non-academic organizational affiliations
OrganizationNo. of Articles
Los Alamos National Lab. 12
Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) 11
Library of Congress 9
National Science Foundation 9
IBM Research 8
National Library of Australia 8
National Library of Medicine 8
San Diego Supercomputer Center 8
Archives & Museum Informatics 7
Corporation for National Research Initiatives 6
IBM Almaden Research Center 6


Using the descriptor (DE) fields of the database (up to four descriptors are assigned to each record), one can determine the major subjects of articles published in the e-journals. The descriptors appearing most frequently (on over 20 articles each) are listed below.

Table 8: Subjects of e-journal articles
(*In this table, "Total" refers to the 1,120 articles in the e-journal database and does not add to 100% because of multiple descriptors on an article.)
Descriptor No. of Articles % of Total*Descriptor No. of Articles % of Total*
Electronic Publications23220.7User Studies 30 2.7
Models 225 20.1Information Society 30 2.7
Virtual Libraries 189 16.9Behavior 29 2.6
Electronic Publishing 145 12.9Behavior 29 2.6
Internet 140 12.5Copyright 29 2.6
Scholarly Publishing 82 7.3Databases 29 2.6
Information Retrieval 73 6.5Gateways 29 2.6
Methodology 67 6.0Preservation 28 2.5
Classification 61 5.4Collection Development 28 2.5
Standards 57 5.1Research 28 2.5
Library Networks 53 4.7Cataloging 27 2.4
Evaluation 52 4.6Collection Management 26 2.3
Searching 50 4.5Networks 26 2.3
Serials 45 4.0Information Theory 26 2.3
Technology Impact 41 3.7Legal Aspects 25 2.2
Archives 39 3.5Intellectual Property 25 2.2
Library Services 37 3.3Protocols 24 2.1
Electronic Libraries 37 3.3Historical Aspects 23 2.1
Books 37 3.3Software 23 2.1
Digitization 35 3.1Librarians 22 2.0
Bibliographic Databases 34 3.0Information Industry 21 1.9
Information Systems 34 3.0Future 21 1.9
Design 33 2.9Images 20 1.8
Academic Libraries 32 2.9Bibliographic Instruction 20 1.8
Information Needs 31 2.8Information Management 20 1.8
Search Services 31 2.8Information Dissemination 20 1.8

As one might expect, the most common topics of e-journal articles in information science relate to electronic information, electronic publishing, virtual libraries, information search and retrieval, and use of the Internet.

The types of articles published in e-journals generally mimic those in print journals. They range from short communications describing research, services, or products, all the way to significant in-depth research reports or reviews. Because of the ability to publish more rapidly in e-journals than print journals, e-journals are prime places to look for items of current or recent interest, such as news, reports of conferences, etc.

Coverage by Online Databases

Jacsó (2001) studied the coverage of information science e-journals by online databases, but his study was incomplete because it listed only ten of the 28 e-journals. And, when Jacsó performed his study, ISA's program to add e-journals had not been completed. Now that it is complete, Jacsó's study has been repeated here. Table 9 presents updated and complete data on the coverage of these journals by online databases. The databases (except ISA, for which data was taken from the e-journal database used in this study) were searched on the Dialog system on August 2, 2001. (Because of the truncation of journal titles in some databases, it was sometimes impossible to differentiate between journals with similar titles.)

Table 9: Coverage of information science e-journals by on-line databases
Chinese Librarianship 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Cultivate Interactive 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cybermetrics 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
D-Lib Magazine 207 113 53 208 56 50 0 45
Exploit Interactive 7 59 0 0 0 0 0 1
First Monday 96 129 0 264 0 126 0 4
Future of Print Media Journal 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
High Energy Physics Libraries Webzine 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ICSTI Forum 30 27 0 0 0 0 0 0
Information Research 97 60 0 0 00 0 18
Information Technology and Disabilities 13 0 0 49 4 0 0 0
Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship 63 28 133 61 32 0 0 0
ITALICS: Innovations in Teaching and Learning in Information and Computer Sciences 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Journal of Digital Information 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Journal of Electronic Publishing 98 0 0 0 0 22 0 0
Journal of Information, Law and Technology 19 0 0 0 0 60 0 17
Journal of Library Services for Distance Education 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Journal of Southern Academic and Special Librarianship 9 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Katharine Sharp Review 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Library Philosophy and Practice 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research 28 0 54 0 0 0 0 1
MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship 15 7 48 0 0 0 0 3
PACS-R: Public Access Computer Systems Review 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Review of Information Science 2 0 0 12 12 0 0 0
SIMILE: Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South African Journal of Information Management 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Transforming Traditional Libraries 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1120 512 592 594 109 258 0 160
ISA: Information Science Abstracts (Dialog File 202)
LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts (Dialog File 61)
LibLit: Library Literature (Dialog File 438)
INSPEC: INSPEC (Dialog File 2)
ERIC: ERIC (Dialog File 1)
PAIS: Public Affairs Information System (Dialog File 49)
SSCI: Social Sciences Citation Index (Dialog File 7)

The data show that ISA is the only online database to cover all 28 e-journals, and it has the most e-journal records. Moreover, for 12 of these journals, ISA is the only database covering them. (We note that the absolute number of records is not necessarily an indicator of quality-one can easily inflate the number of records in a database by adding irrelevant ones. In ISA's case, however, this is not the case because each item was selected for inclusion because of its relevance to information science. Indeed, several individual journals are more highly posted in other databases besides ISA because of the database editor's selection criteria. ISA does not cover news items, for example.)

Some online databases that one would expect to have good coverage of these e-journals surprisingly have either very sparse coverage or no coverage of them. It is particularly unfortunate that Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) does not cover any of these e-journals as source journals because citation studies could then be done quickly and easily. Although these e-journals do not appear in SSCI as source journals, they do appear if they are cited by journals that SSCI does cover; and citation counts can be obtained for them by searching them in the Cited Works (CW) field. The last column in the above table shows the number of such citations for the e-journals under consideration here.


E-journals have rapidly established themselves as a viable publication media in many fields, including information science. Because of their rapid peer review and publication capabilities, they are often the best sources of information on current research and developments in the field. This study has used the comprehensive coverage of ISA to identify the six major information science e-journals and has illustrated several interesting trends about them. Most of the articles in these journals originate from the United States, and are authored by a single person. Academic institutions contribute heavily to the information science e-journal literature. Subjects covered include those on the leading edge of information science research. The publication rate is around 250 articles per year, and it is increasing. The future of information science e-journals is bright.


  1. Such publications, however, are more often called "zines", a contraction of "magazines". And indeed, directories of 'zines are available; see for example, the eZINESearch database available at
  2. The master database is not publicly available, but licensing arrangements for special purposes may be possible. Contact the author for further information.
  3. Many discussions and theories of the Bradford distribution can be found in the information science literature; the reader can easily locate them in on the Web or in one of the commercial online databases by searching on "Bradford" or "bibliometrics."


Appendix - E-Journals in Information Science

TitlePublisherFrequencyISSNURLStart Date
AriadneUK Office for Library and Information NetworkingQuarterly1361-3200 1996
Chinese Librarianship Internet Chinese Librarian Club Semiannual 1089-4667 1996
Cultivate Interactive UKOLN Quarterly 1471-3225 2000
Cybermetrics Centro de Information y Documentacion Cientifica (CINDOC) Annual 1137-5019 cybermetrics.html 1998
D-Lib Magazine Digital Libraries Initiative Monthly 1082-9873 1997
Exploit Interactive (CEASED) UKOLN Quarterly 1465-7511 1999
First Monday University of Illinois at Chicago Monthly 1396-0466 1996
Future of Print Media Journal Kent State University Quarterly 1533-9270 1998
High Energy Physics Libraries Webzine CERN Semiannual 1424-2729 2000
ICSTI Forum International Council for Scientific and Technical Information Quarterly 1018-9580 1998
Information Research Professor T.D. Wilson, University of Sheffield Quarterly 1368-1613 1995
Information Technology and DisabilitiesRochester Institute of Technology Irregular 1073-5727 1997
Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship Association of College and Research Libraries Quarterly 1092-1206 1996
ITALICS: Innovations in Teaching and Learning in Information and Computer Sciences Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN) * 1473-5707 2001
Journal of Digital Information Loughborough University Biannual 1368-7506 1997
Journal of Electronic Publishing University of Michigan Press Quarterly 1080-2711 1995
Journal of Information, Law and Technology University of Warwick 3/Year 1361-4169 1999
Journal of Library Services for Distance Education (INACTIVE) State University of West Georgia Irregular 1096-2123 1999
Journal of Southern Academic and Special Librarianship International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication (ICAAP) Semiannual 1525-321X 1999
Katharine Sharp Review (CEASED) Graduate School of Library and Information Science Quarterly 1083-5261 1995
Library Philosophy and Practice University of Idaho Semiannual 1522-0222 1998
LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journal Curtin University of Technology Biannual 1058-6768  
MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship State University of New York at Buffalo Semiannual 1069-6792 1995
PACS-R: Public Access Computer Systems Review (CEASED) University of Houston Libraries 3/Year 1048-6542  
Review of Information Science (INACTIVE) Hochschulverband fur Informationswissenschaft Semiannual 1431-5971  
SIMILE: Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education University of Toronto Press Quarterly 1496-6603 2001
South African Journal of Information Management Centre for Research in Web-based Applications, Rand Afrikaans University Quarterly 1560-683X 1999
Transforming Traditional Libraries University of South Florida Library * 1528-9494 2001
*New; publication frequency not yet established

How to cite this paper:
Hawkins, Donald T.   (2001) "Bibliometrics of electronic journals in information science"   Information Research, 7(1) [Available at]

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